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Karl Stefanovic Set To Take 'Extended Break' From Television

Karl Stefanovic is set to be rested from his TV duties over summer due to his recent split from wife Cassandra Thorburn.

Channel Nine boss Darren Wick told News Corp on Tuesday that the Today show host, 42, will be taking a month off work as he deals with family issues.

'Previously what we've done with Karl is that he has often shot 60 Minutes stories over the summer,' said Darren. 

'We don't want him doing that this year — just have a break. Obviously what he's working through with his family situation ... he needs to have a break and just rest and spend time with his family.'

'We don't want him doing that this year — just have a break. Obviously what he's working through with his family situation ... he needs to have a break and just rest and spend time with his family.'

Karl is set to be rested from November 26, which is the date when the television ratings end for the year.

Following a rest, Karl will continue to co-host Today with Lisa Wilkinson as well as working on a new show called This Time next year.

Karl and Cassandra’s recent split comes 21 years of marriage.

It is understood the Logie winning presenter moved out of the family home and has been staying with relatives. 

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